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Diwali joy for Spicejet Captains: Carrier hikes employees’ salary

New Delhi: SpiceJet on Wednesday announced an increased salary structure for its captains ahead of Diwali, in which the carrier raised their monthly remuneration by around 55 per cent to Rs 7 lakh for a total of 80 hours of flying. A SpiceJet spokesperson on Wednesday said, “Captains’ salaries revised to INR 7 lakh-a-month for […]

Edited By : Divya Richa | Updated: Oct 20, 2022 11:45 IST
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New Delhi: SpiceJet on Wednesday announced an increased salary structure for its captains ahead of Diwali, in which the carrier raised their monthly remuneration by around 55 per cent to Rs 7 lakh for a total of 80 hours of flying.

A SpiceJet spokesperson on Wednesday said, “Captains’ salaries revised to INR 7 lakh-a-month for 80 hours of flying. SpiceJet has been revising pilot salaries on a monthly basis; salary for October 2022 was hiked by 22 per cent.”

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Revise salary

The new salary hike will be applicable from November 1, 2022.

Following the latest increase, the salary of Captains at SpiceJet will be higher than their pre-Covid salary.

Salaries of Trainers and Senior First Officers have also been increased “commensurately”.

Employees of SpiceJet had previously complained that the payment of salary to workers, including flight crew, for the month of July had been delayed and that many of them still had not received Form 16 for the fiscal year 2021–2022.

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Base pay for pilots

SpiceJet said that the base pay for pilots had been steadily rising. Trainers’ salaries increased in September compared to August by up to 10%, while Captains’ and First Officers’ salaries increased by up to 8%. For Captains and First Officers, the compensation increase was further 22% as of October.

However, SpiceJet has placed 80 of its pilots on a three-month, unpaid leave of absence. The airline firm previously stated in a statement that “The action was taken to synchronize costs temporarily. This action is consistent with the airline’s philosophy of never terminating a worker. even throughout the covid outbreak.”

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First published on: Oct 19, 2022 01:46 PM IST

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